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, political posturing, and the failure of congress to come together to solve problems on a bipartisan basis. we need to move forward. in the early mornings, the senate achieved that. should have been long ago, i understand ag, but we achieve this. i hope we can now approach this in a sober, honest, mature way. i took a look of the specific impact of this morning's vote on my state. 5 million families will be scared a tax increase, almost all of them the working families are described earlier. without an agreement, the average family would have faced an increase in taxes of more than $2,000. half a million families in my state will continue to receive college tuition tax credits, as much as $1,000 of assistance each year, which i am sure is a helping hand. families raising children will continue to benefit from the child tax credit, a yearly savings of about $1,000 on average. nearly a quarter of a million families benefited from the early in pumps -- from the earned income tax credit last year. thousands of illinois children will continue to have access to school readiness programs like hea
, pass it. nothing like bringing in the new year with a good old fiscal cliff get it together congress. henry is on our independent line, henry, good afternoon, this is c-span and you're on. caller: good afternoon. i'm an independent and i wanted to comment that i guess the democrats have to be cause shouse that the republicans don't wake up and take the position they have in a catch 22 position. they can give him everything he asked for and if he's successful in his programs and his plans, we are the republican party and the house gave you ever dollar you asked for, everything worked out fine and turn around to the american public and say it was us, the republicans that did this. if it doesn't work out they can turn around and say, well, we gave you everything you asked for and it didn't work. it time for us to take over. just a word of caution to the democrats. >> connie in south carolina. good afternoon. caller: happy new year. i was calling about that speech actually. the house did pass a bill in august and it seems like the house democrats are talking like, you know, no bill was p
way. my colleagues, let's join together today. let's show the american people that this congress is not broken. that we are not so dysfunctional that we can't at minimum work together, come to agreement, compromise. let's get this done. this is too important for the american people to let this go one more day. please join me in supporting the fiscal cliff bill today. yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent toe address the house for one minute -- to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from virginia is recognized for one minute. mr. connolly: thank you, mr. speaker. we are about to have a hold your nose vote here in the house of representatives. and many of us are going to wrestle with the problem of making perfect be the enemy of the good. we do have an opportunity to stabilize taxation for 899 -- 99% of all americans. to extend appreciation and investment expansion for small businesses. to make sure
congress has about 46 hours left to go. this congress unfortunately has been most known for an unwillingness to compromise. an unwillingness to come together to act on behalf of the american people. today is january 1. texas will be going up on everybody in america if we don't act. those who are relying on unemployment insurance to make sure they can support themselves and their families. if we don't act, we will be at risk. vice president joe biden asked to come to a compromise. the definition of compromise has elements in it each party does not like. but by definition, that has things in it each party should like. the speaker said if the senate passed a bill he would put it on the floor for a vote. leader has pointed out we expect that to happen. we think that is the best interest of the american people. we hope our colleagues on the other side of the aisle can reach compromise. our members are reviewing the specifics of the compromise that has been reached to determine whether they can support that compromise read i am hopeful this congress wil will as one os last act
they could have put together at the last minute. >> as i mentioned in the intro, you're leaving the congress. you've been there a long time. you sent out an e-mail last week telling supporters you're going to continue to be active and when i saw that, the first thing i asked was whether you're planning on running for office again any time soon? >> well, you know, talk to my wife about that. the answer is that i don't have any immediate plans to run for office. i'll be making some announcements in the next couple days. rather than worrying about myself in the last couple months since i knew that i wouldn't be returning, i'm concerned about the country, so i've been focusing on the job that i have now and when the new congress is sworn in on thursday, then i'll start to focus on what my plans are for the new year. >> congressman kusinich, thanks so much. it's been a real pleasure covering you on capitol hill, your run for president and we wish you all the best. >> thank you, happy new year to you and all your viewers. thank you. >>> it wouldn't be a new year's eve celebration without anderson
together. he wanted peace without any territory which, of course, didn't happen. now, just two weeks after clay's speech, the 30th congress convened in washington, and guess who was there? abraham lincoln. abraham lincoln heard clay's speech in lexington because he was visiting the town on his way from springfield to washington, d.c.. he was visiting mary's family in lexington and while he was there, he got to hear henry clay speak. it was a tremendous thing for lincoln. lincoln always idolized clay calling him the ideal politician, and to have the opportunity to actually hear clay speak was a huge thing for him. lincoln, when he was young, carried around a book of clay's speeches and read them to himself. when he was a young man, he was the president of the clay club and asked henry clay to speak in springfield, and he didn't come. this was lincoln's opportunity to meet the politician he respects and admires the most, and he heard clay give a speech against the war: perhaps t nos the surprising when lincoln's in washington, rather than talking about tariffs or economic issues that motivat
crew. i suspect mr. banner will be able to put the deal together. he will not like that he will lose possibly 100 votes and will have to deal with more democratic votes. that will weaken him for the 113th congress. host: on that point, here is the american majority action, the conservative group, who wrote this ahead of the senate vote this morning -- caller: there is a lot of validity in that. the $1 million -- that was a pipe dream. it was a test vote. everybody in washington understands that. the american people do not understand a lot of that. that is unfortunate. thank god for shows like you guys do, and the valley -- and a valuable message and education you provide. that was a general test vote. it was a pipe dream. at the end of the day, mr. boehner and newt gingrich has been very public about this -- sure, it is not a great glorious, right-wing wind, but anybody worth their accounts -- their pounds and if, if you're making over $400,000 in a household, that is a win for republican families and people that make tons of money. i am sympathetic to boehner's position. he will not
together last year. go through this drama two or three months down the road. it's all self-serving and all ridiculous. >> juliet: that's why polls show americans have a horrible opinion of the way congress is. >> they really should have a horrible opinion of the way congress acts. the real fiscal cliff beneath our feet is the $16 trillion in debt that's going to continue to go higher and higher and the lost opportunities. this country is nowhere near living up to its greatness that we possess. nowhere near it. >> steve: let's see. we're just starting a new year. we can be optimistic burks -- but relickicly? >> it could have been worse. >> juliet: thank you, charles. happy new year. >> brian: that could be the cover of anthony robins you -- new book. >> juliet: still ahead, have you made a new year's resolution, chances are you did. father john shows us how faith can help you keep it. >> steve: how about dinner and drinks wednesday night with the girls? forget it. we'll tell you who is pulling the plug on ladies night. oh, oh ♪ fare thee well ♪ farewell ♪ mr. gloom be on your way ♪
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